Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

A great place to open space

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 10, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, News

I spent the past few days facilitating an event at the Mountain Heritage Resort at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney. It is a great …

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Organisational stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 28, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

A friend of a friend of our is a frequent business traveller. Let’s call him Dave. Dave was recently in Atlantic City for an important …

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The power of ordinary practices

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 10, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

An article titled ‘The power of ordinary practices’ was the seventh ‘most read’ of Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge articles for 2006. The articles includes …

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Hierarchy of explaination or why narrative is becoming more important

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

In 1805 William Clark notes in his expedition journal that the Mandans [a Native American tribe] believed that buffalos could be attracted to close-by hunting grounds by …

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How can you become a better facilitator?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 16, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Almost a month ago after identifying some metaphors which described various styles of facilitation (eg. Conductor, Chameleon, Dictator) I asked What kind of facilitator are you? Following on …

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The Open Space Fishbowl – A new way to an energised conversation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 7, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

A few months ago Larry Peterson and I discovered and tested a great way to apply the Principles and Law of Open Space Technology to a …

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Testing your company’s ethics-sensitivity

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 2, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

I was chatting to a HR Manager from a financial services firm this week and he told me this story about a workshop a management ethicist ran …

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Turning information security upside down

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 1, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Just a small thought for the day. I was chatting to the knowledge manager for a large Defence contractor today and he mentioned he’s having …

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The role of social networks in IT systems implementations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 21, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

I had coffee with my friend Trevor Moore yesterday and we got talking about a system implementation he’s involved in. It’s a large project affecting …

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The Ultimate Guide to Anecdote Circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 19, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

We are very pleased to announce the release of a little eBook we have been working on called The Ultimate Guide to Anecdote Circles. Our …

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